hahah......dayum the D still got that bad repOriginally Posted by Kefentse_Bandele
we pay more homage to dead rappers, who probably incited their own murders than we do to children killed by drunk drivers, children molested by parents, children beaten by gangs etc...
what was Proof's contribution to life? why do we care more about him because he was a rapper? bump a shot rapper, can we get 106 & park to run a "missing children" alert once a day?
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D12's Swift Faces Arrest After Missing Court For Proof Funeral
A Michigan judge issued an arrest warrant for D12 member Swift on Wednesday after the rapper missed a court appearance to attend the funeral for Proof. According to The Associated Press, Swift (born Ondre Moore), was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a hearing to decide whether he violated the terms of his probation stemming from a drunken-driving case.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Swift pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired on October 17 of last year, a misdemeanor punishable by up to three months in jail. That same day, Judge Brian MacKenzie said, Swift tested positive for using illegal drugs and was sent to jail for two days. Ten days later, Swift was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to do 50 hours of community service, attend Alcoholics Anonymous and stay away from drugs and alcohol, the paper said. But in March, Swift tested positive for alcohol and was sentenced to a week in jail. Last week, Judge MacKenzie said Swift tested positive for alcohol again, which triggered the hearing.
Swift missed his the court date because he served as an honorary pallbearer at the funeral for Proof (see "Eminem, Obie Trice Speak At Packed Funeral For Proof"), who was shot and killed at the CCC Club in Detroit on April 11 (see "D12's Proof Shot And Killed At Detroit Club").
Judge MacKenzie said he waited until 4:15 p.m. to give Swift, 31 a chance to show up. When he didn't, MacKenzie issued a bench warrant for the rapper's arrest and set his bail at $500,000. "While I recognize the importance of attending a funeral ... there is a requirement that you make some effort to comply with a court order," the judge said, according to the AP.
Swift could face more than three months in jail if MacKenzie finds that he violated his probation. A spokesperson for Swift could not be reached for comment at press time.
— Gil Kaufman
Thousands Attend Funeral For Rapper Proof, Police Investigate Bomb Threat
By Roman Wolfe and Clarence Burke Jr.
D12 Rapper Proof was laid to rest yesterday (April 19) at the Fellowship Chapel in Detroit.
Proof, born Deshaun Holton, was shot multiple times and killed inside the C.C.C. club on 8 Mile Road on April 11, during a dispute with a bouncer.
Thousands of people including Eminem, 50 Cent and Obie Trice, attended ceremonies for the slain rapper.
"He taught me how to be a leader," Eminem said. "I'm sure everybody who ever met him - even just once - can testify to the fact that he illuminated a room when he walked in it. He was a magnet. He lured you in. You wanted to learn about him, follow his swagger. Without Proof, there would be no Eminem, no Slim Shady, no D12. You're the man."
"Our community suffers the loss of another young man, who reflects the fact that those whom we love are dying too soon and leaving too quickly," Reverend Wendell Anthony said during the eulogy. "The other family has also suffered a loss. Two families - both now grieving, a community now grieving."
Anthony was referring to the death of 36-year-old Sgt. Keith Bender Jr.
Bender and Proof were allegedly involved in a heated argument that eventually turned deadly.
Police claim Proof knocked Bender to the floor, shot him and was prepared to shoot again, when Bender's cousin Mario Etheridge shot and killed the rapper.
Bender, 36, died from his wounds on Monday (April 17).
Etheridge, 28, has been charged with weapons violations for shooting Proof multiple times.
Etheridge pleaded not guilty and has been released on bail.
In related news, Detroit police are investigating a called-in bomb threat that was made during Proof's funeral.
Detroit police brought K-9 units to the Fellowship Chapel and searched various cars near the entrance of the church, but nothing was found.
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